Psychotherapy to a great extent is an attempt to discover how one’s inner, subconscious thoughts control outer, conscious behaviors. A common psychotherapeutic goal is to bring the conscious and subconscious minds into accord.

Some would say, Freud and Surrealists among them, that artists are successful at bringing creative impulses into fruition because their conscious and subconscious minds are more in tune. Art can be seen as subconscious thoughts brought to form in the material world.

It’s possible then, that these images, from the exhibit Dissecting Art, Intersecting Anatomy, reveal not just the interior of the human body, but also the inner workings of the minds and desires of the artists themselves. In this way, this collection of jaws, hearts and veins seems to capture what it means to be human—in body, mind and soul.